View Full Version : Nicely shot footage with HVX & M2
04-05-2006, 07:46 AM
Check this out over on the Redrock forum:
04-05-2006, 08:20 AM
Good stuff. Looks like it's tough to get critical focus, but when it's in focus it's very sharp.
04-05-2006, 02:07 PM
Really pretty. In my persuit to compare film, and making HD look like film, I made a small CC test (http://www.gleb.zerobrains.com/dmitry/movies/misc/HVXM2.CC.Test.1HD_720_Hi.wmv) in Shake. I think it looks quite acceptable for what we consider a 'film look'. I've blurred the original slightly and mixed it 30% to the original, like I did on my other tests. I find it helps to give a more convincing look of a scanned negative. A bit of film grain was also added.
Here is a comparison still (http://www.gleb.zerobrains.com/dmitry/movies/misc/HVX1.CC.Test.1.Comparison.png).
I've used the WMV codec because I've found it preserves detail and the colours better than H.264. Apple's codec tends to clamp up the blacks and bring down the whites, much like Sorenson Video 3 (which it's based on). But we're all film-makers, so I'm sure everyone has WMP/VLC and QT installed on their machines :).
(200 posts.. Not bad for a year)
EDIT: Here is a plotline (http://www.gleb.zerobrains.com/dmitry/movies/misc/HVX.CC.Test.1.Plotline.png) of the ramp put through all the colour correction nodes. It resembles the response of film quite closely, I think.
04-05-2006, 03:56 PM
hmm, i am going to play devils advocate here, I'm still not really seeing anything too stunning from the m2 HVX combo - to ME, the difference in DOF from the stock lens compared to the adapter just wouldn't be worth the extra cost, ($1000 for adapter)($300 for lenses)($1500 for a good monitor) - I don't know if it is the compression or what, I'm just not feeling this adapter right now - I'd like to see more shots that really emphasize the DOF, the stuff that ckarcher put up did this, I'd like to see more before I am sold
where the hell are the cinemek dudes???
04-10-2006, 04:13 PM
Dmitry, I honestly think the origional looks A LOT closer to film that your CC test. The reason that the colors are a bit muted are because it's an overcast day. To me, it looks just like an overcast day would show up on film. By greatly upping the staturation and contrast, you're making it look much more video-ish (I think). It also looks WAY too bright (another video giveaway). If you realy want some more colors, just up the saturation very slightly. Anything else you do just won't work with such diffused lighting.